So yeah, there's this place that smells like blood, a spectral lady, and a bunch of dead cops--you know what, I'll let the latest trailer for "The Evil Within" sell itself.
Yusuke Kozaki might not have been the guest of honor at the recent U.S. debut of the French-run Japan Expo (it was 'Evangelion' character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto), but the video game artist certainly got his fair share of attention. With last spring's "Fire Emblem: Awakening" still fresh in the gamers' 3DS', Kozaki's character designing style has become all the more recognizable. We caught up with him at Japan Expo to talk about his background, his experiences as a character designer for games, and his music tastes.
Hey! Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of white-knuckled GTA fans biting their nails in anticipation for tomorrow's launch of Rockstar's next big thing in their flagship Grand Theft Auto series? Yes? Then you're probably already dead set on a purchase and probably don't need any more convincing. It's grand time full of debauchery, chaotic chases, and maniacal mayhem and is definitely well worth the inevitable "sick day" you'll call in to get out of work for a full day of GTA this Tuesday. Likewise, gamers that have never loved these titles can rest assured that the fifth numbered entry is more of the same - albeit prettier and a bit more refined.
Once again returning to the fake-Californian city of Los Santos, gently nestled between the immense Pacific Ocean and imposing Rockies, is a city littered with opportunity - especially for those willing to grab it by any means necessary. The bright lights and sandy beaches invite all manner of people from yuppies, hippies, criminals, wanna-be starlets, and sociopaths alike. It's never a dull moment in LS and its surrounding county is ripe for the taking for the fiduciary felonious fellow.
For those others who are wavering between play or don't or who may never have played a GTA before read on for my full review of "Grand Theft Auto V."
Man, the feel good hit of the summer has been 4A Games' "Metro: Last Light," hasn't it? What's cheerier or more lighthearted than a group of scrappy Ukrainians, beset upon by harsh winter and hobbled by government corruption, releasing a tense, oppressive game set in an nightmarish, radiation-blighted hellscape, and then porting it to Mac and Linux? That's like a tall glass of lemonade.
And, man, nothing says sunshine and puppy dog tails like giant, mutated, carnivorous spiders, which exactly what we can expect to find in the "Metro: Last Light Developer Pack" DLC.
In unsurprising but not unwelcome news, Arkane Studios has announced a Game of the Year edition of "Dishonored," last year's critically acclaimed, whale blubber-powered stealth-action jaunt.